"This kind of activity has been reported here before but it doesn't amaze me that the LP brain trust still can't figure out how people like "Steve Player" could have established their golden reputations without having to win a thing."
For now let's just stick to the subject and discuss whether it makes more sense the Mass Lottery cheated so 10 players could all cash at least 100 winning tickets valued over $600 (three cashing over 1000 tickets) or more likely the majority of those tickets were purchased and sold by players wishing to remain anonymous. I'm not suggesting that every LP member should understand and use Occam's razor, but that doesn't excuse not using common sense logic.
Fast Eddie pointed out the cut is more likely 50% and RJ pointed out even after keeping 50% the person cashing the ticket might only keep 25% after taxes. And this is why I believe it's more likely these frequent winners are buying winning tickets at a discount. Ashley Brudnick is in tenth place, but she still made $27,000 after taxes were deducted. If you notice those purposing the "fix was in" didn't elaborate how or why.
"And I won't be amazed if someone replies here to remind me that there have been recent testimonials of big wins at the Player Group."
You're just assuming there is a reason other than FYI for posting a testimony. Every Player system I saw were either money management or how to win more, if and when your numbers if ever hit. The best examples of the latter was when the Player Group wagered $105 on one five number PB line and matched four numbers and the New Mexico player who recently did the same thing playing MM. Do you really believe anybody will admit to paying for that (winning?) system?
I explained in detail what I thought was one of Player's progressive betting systems and you childishly asked how much I won using it. But that's nothing new for you because most of your debates are based on you wrongly assuming something. For years Player advertised a system for $100 on how to win over $5000 a month playing pick-3 and those who were gullible but still skeptical asked if anybody bought it. You'll see lots of questions about Player systems but very few discussions on how they work. It's no different just assuming without examining the Player systems don't work than assuming ten players actually bought, scratched, and cashed over 100 tickets valued over $600.
Do you have any evidence not based on assumption the Player systems are rip-offs?